My Painful Eczema
I am guessing that if you are reading this story you have searched for this hurtful topic and are unfortunately part of us. Please share your story, your experience; what did help you? What didn’t help you?
Here is my story; we are going back to 1984 when I was a kid and my Eczema “broke out”. I was a kid living up every minute of my childhood, wild and dangerous… beloved and feared… my hands started itching by the elbows, we went to a dermatologist in our area, he diagnosed “Eczema” and with no hesitation prescribed an ointment containing cortisone and that’s when it got ugly. I would apply ointment to the red and inflamed areas to see that area improve but start itching in many more areas than before, slowly I broke out on my face, legs, stomach, back and more…
I remember the mornings when my mother was standing at my bedside and slowly woke me up calming me down not to be afraid that I cannot open my eyes because it was covered with puss and the eyelids were sticking together like crazy glue… my mother applying a warm compress (wet cloth) and stretching my eyelids open slowly, ouch did that hurt!!!
Eyebrows. What’s that? Didn’t have that at the time. I looked like and I became the pity of the classroom…
We went to Allergists, Chiropractors, Dermatologists, we tried everything and everything helped somewhat, so at least I wasn’t constantly walking around with raw skin, I had a few weeks in the year where I can say my Eczema was Milder.
Until we found Dr. Pagano in NJ, he has written a book on how to get rid of psoriasis and he admitted in the first place that he is not sure about Eczema…
We had nothing to loose and we went on to this diet where I was able to drink water and eat water… and for a treat I was allowed to have water… just kidding but it was almost like that, I wasn’t allowed to have most of the foods or drinks, I was limited to a few vegetables, no fruits and only one kind of poultry. This experience was really hard but I must admit that I had 2 years, which my Eczema was completely under control.
To make a short story long… it didn’t keep up for more then 2 years, I guess my body got used to this diet and I started breaking out again.
I have been trying homoeopathy, acknisiology (don’t even know how to spell it) I am still itching away.
One other thing that really worked for me but I wasn’t able to do it for the required time, was going to Tuscan Arizona in the wintertime.
If you can help, then please do. Say what has helped you, what did nothing for you, what harmed you etc.